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Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...

Ourika : This Is to Be Alone, This, This, Is Solitude!

by Lord Byron

Ourika is a delightful tale set in France during the French Revolution. George Gordon Byron (1788–1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement....

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade

by Barbara L. Solow & Dale Tomich

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe,...

Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

by Laura Murphy

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives...

My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass

Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.

The Empire of Necessity

by Greg Grandin

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond

One morning in 1805, off...

An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free;...

The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

by Mac Griswold

Mac Griswold's The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family...

The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870

by Hugh Thomas

After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes...

The Slaves' Gamble

by Gene Allen Smith

Images of American slavery conjure up cotton plantations and African American slaves locked in bondage until the Civil War. Yet early on in the nineteenth century the state of slavery was very different, and...

Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World

by D. A. Dunkley

In this book, author D.A. Dunkley challenges the notion that enslavement fostered the culture of freedom in the former colonies of Western Europe in the Americas. Dunkley explores the importance of the agency...

Slavery's Constitution

by David Waldstreicher

Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And...

'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...': An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America

by Kenneth N. Addison

'We hold these truths to be self evident_' An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America delves into the philosophical, historical, socio/cultural and political evolution of racism...

Diary of a Slave

by Calentine Williams Thompson & Marvin Paracuelles

Dark like the skies on a moonless night, this is the color of our skin. Beautiful as the flowers on a spring day, this is the essence of my people. Black butterflies ... Watch us as we sail across the waters....

Slavery Continues

by Mehr A. Kalami

Since thousands of years, slavery in every form has been the root cause of misery and crime in every society it has crept in.

Shackles and fetters are not the only means of enslavement of humankind-by-humankind....

Revolution and Counter-Revolution

by Karl Marx

These articles were written in 1851-1852, when Marx had been about eighteen months in England. He was living with his wife, three young children, and their life-long friend, Helene Demuth, in two rooms in Dean...

FREDERICK DOUGLASS Ulitmate Collection: Complete Autobiographies, Speeches & Letters

by Frederick Douglass

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Frederick Douglass's complete works. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and statesman....

The Pictures of Slavery in Church and State (Complete Edition)

by John Dixon Long

This eBook edition of "The Pictures of Slavery in Church and State" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Pictures of Slavery in Church and State"...

The Complete Works

by Frederick Douglass

This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Memoirs: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave My...

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to America (1638–1870)

by W.E.B. Du Bois

This eBook edition of "The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to America" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 'This monograph was begun during...